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US government in historic shutdown over Obamacare

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Washington, Oct 01 (IANS): Americans Tuesday woke to a historic shutdown for the first time in 17 years as a midnight deadline passed without a budget deal between Republicans and Democrats on how to keep the government spending going.
Through the day the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and Democratic-controlled Senate, divided over President Barack Obama's signature health law nicknamed Obamacare, played ping-pong with each other's versions of a spending bill.

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Police official suspended for dereliction of duty

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Shillong, Oct 01: Havildar Brightstar Pde, the police driver of ML02 0026, that was burnt on September 29 last at Lawsohtun has been placed under suspension for dereliction of duty.
He was forwarded to Court on Tuesday and remanded to four- days police custody.
East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police (SP), M Kharkrang informed that Pde was allegedly involved in illegal detention of seven persons in Trongpleng on August 30 last.


 

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CM Jha re-appears before CID

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SHILLONG, Oct 01: The embattled and controversial CMJ University Chancellor Chandra Mohan Jha (CM Jha) reappeared before the Meghalaya CID sleuths for the second time on Tuesday after he had reported to them on September 19 last and then had left for his home state Bihar.
Jha met the Meghalaya CID sleuths in the forenoon as the state investigating agency is carrying out probe against his private varsity since April after the then Meghalaya governor RS Mooshahary had filed an FIR with the CID alleging that the university was giving fake certificates.

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Beware of 0% finance offers this festive season

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SHILLONG, Oct 01: With the onset of the festive season starting with Durga Puja, shoppers are particularly warned to keep an eye on offers with 0 (Zero) percent interest. Shopping, which is quintessentially associated with the festive season, consumer durable companies, electronics companies, automobiles and what have you during this time of the year tries to lure consumers with schemes and offers. But market experts warned consumers not to venture on those products that comes with the 0% interest tag because the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in a recent regulations have asked banks to stop financing such consumer durables.

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GSU clarifies stand on statehood, says fight for Greater Garoland

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Tura, Oct 01: The arrest of 25 GHSMC activists has caught a lot of people on the wrong foot due to the unexpectedness of the act that happened. In time, the GNC came out in support of the arrested activists along with quite a few people who were unhappy with the arrests as well as blaming some of the NGOs being hand in glove with the administration in the whole episode. The GNLA has been a late entrant in the field of supporting the arrested Garoland activists. The GNLA not only called a bandh to support the activists, they also threatened the GSU in particular of being antagonistic to the demand and siding with the administration. But the GSU on Monday came out in defense of their actions and clarified what had happened from their point of view.

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